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Developing Sound Saxophonists in Your Band

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  • Producing a good characteristic sound and technique development on the saxophone involves several areas of attention. This presentation, targeted for teachers and students at all grade levels addresses the nuts and bolts, and pedagogical approaches to these areas. Among the various issues pertaining to solo and ensemble situations, the clinic will focus on key fundamentals. Within the presentation and hand out materials will be several brief performance demonstrations and trouble-shooting tips.
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  • 12/16/2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • W181
  • Glen Gillis, Professor of Music, teaches saxophone, conducting, music education courses, and directs the concert band at the University of Saskatchewan. His diverse musical career has spanned over three decades in classical and jazz. He released SaxSpectrum (2009) and SaxSpectrum 2 (2014) through MSR Classics, displaying many of his compositions and commissioned works. Dr. Gillis has performed at numerous national/international saxophone venues and presented papers/clinics at equally important conferences such as CBDNA, WASBE, TMEA, and The Midwest Clinic. His articles on saxophone, music education, and wind/orchestral conducting appear in the Canadian Music Educator and Canadian Winds. He has contributed to Teaching Music through Performance in Band and Teaching Music through Performance in Middle School Band. His compositions are published through Eighth Note Pub (Alfred Music dist). Other information can be found at Dr. Gillis is a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician.